Brain Injury Association Survey Asks Whether ACA Meets the Needs of People with Brain Injuries
A survey by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) seeks to better understand whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is effectively meeting the needs of those who have suffered brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries result in an alteration to brain function caused by an external force. Car accidents and sports injuries are two common causes of brain injuries, which vary in severity and duration. Concussions are the most common type of brain injury, often resulting from whiplash injuries or direct blows to the head from an object or the ground.
A traumatic brain injury can be life changing. A once-active person may now suffer physical and emotional impairments that can make even normal, everyday tasks a challenge. A brain injury can change how a person feels about and reacts to the world around them, and may have a profound effect on future prospects including relationships with others, employment, and more. Many individuals require long term or permanent care, resulting in an enormous financial burden. That is why adequate health insurance coverage is essential, and why the BIAA is seeking the participation of individuals with brain injury, their caregivers or family members, and advocates to help them get a better picture of whether they are receiving the resources they need to ensure their ongoing care and treatment.
Those who have obtained coverage through one of the healthcare marketplaces (“exchanges”) or who have coverage through a private insurer provided by an employer are encouraged to take the brief online survey, which can be accessed here.
Was Your Brain Injury Caused by a Preventable Accident?
According to the BIAA, brain injuries result in tens of thousands of deaths each year, and approximately 280,000 people are hospitalized following a trauma. Many of these traumas are caused by accidents or assaults and occur through no fault of the victim. In these cases, individuals with brain injuries may be able to collect financial compensation.
Scarlett Law Group is San Francisco’s premier source of legal advocacy for brain injury sufferers. If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, please do not delay in contacting our firm for the help you need. You may be eligible to pursue compensation to ensure that all expenses related to your care are covered.
We have decades of experience fighting on behalf of brain injury sufferers, and have successfully obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. You can trust that our California catastrophic injury attorneys know what it takes to secure justice!
Call (415) 688-2176 today to speak with an attorney at Scarlett Law Group.